Interbike 2018: Outdoor Demo
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Sep 17, 2018  hits 10,861

I've gotta say the signage in Reno was impressively-situated.
I've gotta say the signage in Reno was impressively-situated.

September - it's that time of year again. Interbike! And you know what that means ... Vegas, Bab--- I mean, Reno, Baby! After years of contemplating or threatening to move, the industry's biggest domestic show has finally changed venues to sunny Reno. Many have wondered what this would mean for the show, and we have just one more day to wait to find out. For now, we have the chance to see the goodies at Outdoor Demo.

This year was decidedly the least road-friendly version of Outdoor Demo I've ever been to. But this is completely understandable, as ODD is generally intended as a dirt, mountain, and gravel affair. Gone are the days when you might see a company like Felt unveil a new tri bike out in the dirt. But we still managed to find a few goodies worthy of a quick picture. Enjoy the gallery, and stay tuned for the indoor festivities starting tomorrow!



  • I've gotta say the signage in Reno was impressively-situated.
  • Northstar resort in Truckee was a beautiful backdrop for the Outdoor show.
  • Green Guru is a Boulder-Colorado company that reuses old cycling parts and crafts them into a variety of bags and other new items.
  • Green Guru is a Boulder-Colorado company that reuses old cycling parts and crafts them into a variety of bags and other new items.
  • This Diamondback Andean was virtually the only tri bike we saw on the scene. Still, it's quite a beautiful one to behold.
  • This Diamondback Andean was virtually the only tri bike we saw on the scene. Still, it's quite a beautiful one to behold.
  • SRAM is going all-in on hydro TT levers. Unfortunately they add a LOT of reach to the system, bringing the rider's hands out a couple inches farther forward than normal.
  • SRAM is going all-in on hydro TT levers. Unfortunately they add a LOT of reach to the system, bringing the rider's hands out a couple inches farther forward than normal.
  • This Andean was mated to a set of Zipp Vuka bars, with the Andean's integrated stem hacked up until the Vukas would fit.
  • This Andean was mated to a set of Zipp Vuka bars, with the Andean's integrated stem hacked up until the Vukas would fit.
  • This Andean was mated to a set of Zipp Vuka bars, with the Andean's integrated stem hacked up until the Vukas would fit.
  • This Andean was mated to a set of Zipp Vuka bars, with the Andean's integrated stem hacked up until the Vukas would fit.
  • Quarq's new TyreWiz helps riders keep track of their exact tire pressure in order to optimize levels and minimize rolling resistance. Clever indeed.
  • Specialized has gone full-disc as well, updating their popular Tarmac and Venge bikes to use road disc brakes.
  • Specialized has gone full-disc as well, updating their popular Tarmac and Venge bikes to use road disc brakes.
  • Specialized has gone full-disc as well, updating their popular Tarmac and Venge bikes to use road disc brakes.
  • Some of us shoot with fairly simple setups. Others go whole-hog on serious video setups.
  • Canyon was on scene with some gravel and mountain rigs. But I didn't spot their new Grail bike with the bizarre double-tiered handlebar.
  • Canyon was on scene with some gravel and mountain rigs. But I didn't spot their new Grail bike with the bizarre double-tiered handlebar.
  • Airwinder is a really neat-looking concept: it's a tire that self-inflates. It can only get up to about 75psi, so not ideal for racing, but extremely interesting nonetheless.
  • Airwinder is a really neat-looking concept: it's a tire that self-inflates. It can only get up to about 75psi, so not ideal for racing, but extremely interesting nonetheless.
  • Airwinder is a really neat-looking concept: it's a tire that self-inflates. It can only get up to about 75psi, so not ideal for racing, but extremely interesting nonetheless.
  • If you've ever wanted to play larger-than-life Jenga, be sure to stop by the folks at Kali Protectives.
  • You're always running into fun people out at Interbike! Last week, I was in Niwot, Colorado helping Nick Legan <a href='2018_09_Nick_Legan_Canyon_Speedmax' >setup his Canyon Speedmax</a>, and today we meet as journalists out in Nevada. Small world!

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